MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Despite having consistently led in national polls, Philippine presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe faces an uphill battle with many political opponents and detractors, many of whom accuse her of being inexperienced and riding on the coattails of her adopted father, the late actor Fernando Poe, Jr.
Questions about her status as a natural-born Filipino as well as residency have also haunted her campaign to succeed President NoyNoy Aquino who is rumored to be secretly supporting her candidacy over his own anointed one, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. (The Supreme Court earlier ruled that Poe is qualified to run for president.)
Now, The Adobo Chronicles has learned that Poe’s own family — husband Neil Llamanzares and their three children Hanna, Nika and Brian — will not even be voting for her in the May 9 elections. They will be voting for Hillary Clinton. They are, after all, U.S. citizens.